Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Go Big…And Then Go To Prison

Some people just can never have enough. According to a press release recently issued by the Department of Justice, a high-profile businessman in Tampa was caught leading a group of conspirators through a multi-million dollar scam to defraud Medicare of more than $12 million,...

Not for Sissies

Growing old is not for sissies. Not only do the aches and pain increase as you age, but so do the number of criminals who seek to target the elderly. An article published by the Chicago Sun-Times tells about a suburban Chicago psychologist who...

Trickle-down Effect

The term ''trickle-down effect'' is commonly used to describe an economic theory suggesting that tax breaks or government benefits received by businesses or wealthy citizens, will flow through to the needy and eventually improve the economy as a whole. The Advocate reports that government...

Failure to Disclose

'Failure to disclose'' is a legal term that refers to a situation where important information has been omitted when there was an obligation to provide the information. For example, prior to purchasing a house, you might want to know that the foundation has...

Unprofessional Conduct

The word professional refers to someone who is skillful, competent, proficient and qualified to serve in a certain area or role. The word unprofessional describes someone who is an amateur or exhibits behavior contrary to an accepted code of conduct. The Miami...

Ironic

When mentally ill individuals commit a crime, it’s often difficult to decide on the appropriate punishment, whether that includes treatment in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or incarceration. Today’s fraudster, a man who worked on behalf of hundreds of mentally ill defendants to lobby...

The Dangling Carrot

Listen to this Story There are lots of ways to motivate action. Incentives, such as cash or luxury items, can definitely encourage people to perform better. (Dangling an expensive ''carrot'' in front of some people can motivate them to...

Head Games

When someone plays head games in a relationship, he or she is clearly acting dishonestly with the intent to cause confusion. This can be disorienting, especially if one person in the relationship trusts the other person to look out for his or her...

Divisive Fraud

If you had to list one thing that fraudsters are usually good at, it would be divisiveness. (They usually come up with a deceptive plan to defraud that benefits them, but causes a lot of problems for their victims.) An article published in The...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

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